The general objective of the conference is to provide a forum for sharing and disseminating current knowledge and practice in migrant and ethnic minority healthcare among policy makers, public health ...
The general objective of the conference is to provide a forum for sharing and disseminating current knowledge and practice in migrant and ethnic minority healthcare among policy makers, public health experts and practitioners, researchers, health and social care professionals and civil society representatives, in order to analyse the impact of the economic crisis in the social and health status of these vulnerable populations, and to develop strategies to ensure their access to quality health care services. The strategic objectives include:
• To disseminate cutting-edge theory and practice in the field of migrant and ethnic minority health.
• To analyse the impact of the economic crisis on migrants and ethnic minorities’ health and access to healthcare, as well as related changes in health systems and policies.
• To analyse the impact of economic crisis on specific healthcare issues, such as HIV prevention and treatment, occupational health, mental health and health promotion of migrants and ethnic minorities.
• To analyse and share strategies, responses and good practices from different social stakeholders and within a multidisciplinary approach (healthcare professionals, politicians, NGOs, associations and citizens) in the context of the economic crisis.
• To exchange and develop strategies to advance health equity and to reduce migrants and ethnic minorities poverty and social exclusion in the context of the economic crisis.
• To analyse the specific situation regarding migrants and ethnic minority health in newer EU member states, particularly those in Eastern Europe that are becoming key transit-countries.
• To share new research methodologies and intervention approaches applied to migrants’ and ethnic minorities’ health at a local, regional, national and international level.
• To stimulate collaboration between various stakeholders as well as between various research disciplines to deal with the field of migrant and ethnic minority health in a comprehensive way.
• To support existing networks in the field of migrant and ethnic minority health and to promote new collaborative schemes to strengthen its development and institutionalisation in decision making processes.
• To encourage collaboration and communication among EU public health agencies and experts advocating for a research, practice and policy agenda for migrant and ethnic minority health at a regional, national and European level.
• To identify future research and intervention priorities in the field of migrant and ethnic minorities healthcare.